My favorite iPad Apps: GoodReader

I guess many of you have an iPad, and I want to share my experience, especially about some applications that make my professional life more productive.

GoodReader (website) is one of my favorite iPad apps.

I use it to read many kinds of documents (PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS, TXT, JPG and some others).

This is something well-known and this is why it’s one of the most popular apps in the Apple Store.

Let me highlight 3 lovely capabilities of GoodReader.

PDF Review and annotation.

Annotation is a feature for users who want to add their own mark-ups to PDFs. You can add freehand drawings on top of a PDF file, include comments (“sticky notes”), lines, arrows and save your comments in an updated PDF file to be sent to your collaborators.

Book reading.

There are many readers for iPad, but I love those with the autoscroll function.

GoodReader extracts pure text from PDF on-the-fly and you can read it without left/right scrolling and with the font name and size of your choice.

Autoscroll feature allows you to scroll the text with the speed adjustable on-the-fly. You don’t need to go to the next page, as the autoscroll does it for you. If you are fresh, you will use a faster speed; if you are tired, you will use a slower speed.

Because of this, I prefer reading my ebooks in pdf format with this app.

Dropbox Sync.

You can organize your files and documents in different folders and subfolders, but it is very useful when you synchronize the folders with your dropbox account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can register to get a free 2GB account here.

You can keep in sync your documents in your Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad, and always available to be read in your iPad or iPhone with GoodReader. This is extremely useful to me.